With her husband and older sons on a camping trip, Kathy
York and her 7- and 8-year-old sons were left to fend for themselves
when a rabid skunk attacked the family dog at their Palmyra, Maine,
home. Fortunately, the 8-year-old was more than up to the task of
reloading the single-shot .22-cal. rifle for his mother who fired at
the crazed, wild animal seven or eight times before finally killing
it, ending its relentless attack.
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